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Klopp to Check on Coutinho Ahead of Stoke Game

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho will undergo a late fitness check before being named in the starting line-up against Stoke on Saturday. The Brazilian came off during Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth due to illness.

Klopp revealed that Coutinho had vomited at half time, which is why he was substituted early on. In his press conference ahead of the match at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, Klopp said Coutinho would be checked on before a decision is made on his fitness.

“Phil is still ill and was not at Melwood yesterday and he will not be here today. He had a conversation with the doc and he feels much better, but it doesn’t look too good.

“We will have to see if we [can] bring him in tomorrow. Stoke is not too far away so we will give him all the time he needs, but it will be really close,” revealed the German coach.

 
 

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